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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Anna became a widow, she had to make changes in her wardrobe.
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True story? FYOI? FSEI?

Anna = H/A/F?

I assume before she became a widow, she had been married to a H/A/M? Can we call him Jack? Is Jack's cause of death relevant?

Time or location relevant?

Changes in her wardrobe = throw away clothing? buy new clothing? alter clothing? dye clothing? wear different combinations of clothes?
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True story? FYOI? Mostly FYOI, partly based on a true story. Sorry if that is confusing.

Anna = H/A/F? Yes

I assume before she became a widow, she had been married to a H/A/M? Yes Can we call him Jack? Is Jack's cause of death relevant? No

Changes in her wardrobe = throw away clothing? buy new clothing? both, to some degree alter clothing? dye clothing? No to both. wear different combinations of clothes? n.r.
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Time or location relevvant? Assume now, and in the US, but could be anywhere in the Western world in the last century.
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did she lose a lot of weight? gain a lot?

was there a reason to do with her culture?

did she have to go out and get a job and so had to buy new clothes?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she lose a lot of weight? gain a lot? no to both, n.r.

was there a reason to do with her culture? No, n.r.

did she have to go out and get a job and so had to buy new clothes? N.r.
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Is her job relevant? If so, LTPF list of professional fields please.
Her age? If so, <20?>70?

Are the colours of the clothes relevant? material? shape?
Doriana (Doriana)
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oops something went wrong...

Age-wise, is she younger than 20? 20 to 30? 30 to 40? 40 to 50? 50 to 60? 60 to 70? older than 70?
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Is her job relevant? No
Her age? If so, <20?>70? Say 60+

Are the colours of the clothes relevant? material? No to both. shape? Yope or at least OTRT.
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Is the size relevant? The style?
Did she buy clothes of a similar type to the ones she threw away? Did she buy new clothes of a specific type (eg sports wear or smart clothes)? Were the clothes she threw away suited to a particular occasion? Were the ones she bought suited to a particular occasion?
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Did her new clothes have to do with her new "single" status? For example, did she need clothes for dates?
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Did she switch from trousers to skirts? The other way round?

Did she buy new...
underwear?
t-shirts?
blouses?
sweatshirts?

Same categories for throw away, please.
cardigans/pullovers?
dresses?
trousers?
skirts?
socks/stockings/tights/leggings?
shoes?
coats/jackets?
accessories?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Argh, I have no idea what's wrong today.
"Same categories for throw away, please." should of course be below the list.
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Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the size relevant? no the style? no, DYOD of 'style'
Did she buy clothes of a similar type to the ones she threw away? Yessish Did she buy new clothes of a specific type {e.g. sports wear or smart clothes)? No Were the clothes she threw away suited to a particular occasion? Were the ones she bought suited to a particular occasion? No to both
Did her new clothes have to do with her new 'single' status? For example, did she need clothes for dates? No to both.
Did she switch from trousers to skirts? The other way around? No to both, irr.
Did she buy new...underwear? Yes! blouses? possibly some dresses? some; no or unnecessary to all the rest.
This, of course, meant she had to throw, or give, away some in these categories.
Good questions!
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Underwear - bras? panties? both?
If both, did she buy matching bras and panties?
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Did Jack like her wearing underwear which was uncomfortable for her?
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Underwear - bras? this; some outerwear also involved.
If both, did she buy matching bras and panties? No, n.r.
Did Jack like her wearing underwear which was uncomfortable for her? No; OTWT. However, comfort is involved.
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 9:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So if bras, blouses and dresses are relevant - she was buying new clothes for her top half?

Did her size or shape change at all after Jack died? Had it changed before he died but she hadn't been able to change her wardrobe before he died? Were the new clothes she bought more comfortable? Less comfortable? More stylish/attractive? Less so? Had she been keeping something from Jack while he was alive? Did she start a new activity of some kind after he died? When he was alive, did Jack influence what she wore? Did they have a happy marriage? Relevant?
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Did she get breast enlargement surgery? Breast reduction?
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If she hadn't changed her wardrobe, would the repercussions be to her own social life? What other people thought about her? Legal issues?
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Did she switch from a less comfortable bra to a more comfortable one? Or vice versa?

Are any of the following bra features relevant:
underwires? elastic? straps? lace? color? padding? size? demi bra vs. full coverage bra? push-up ability? support?

Did she have to get a job when her husband died? requiring new jobs to fit her new professional wardrobe?
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Oops, and of course that was supposed to be "requiring new BRAS to fit her new professional wardrobe?"
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So if bras, blouses and dresses are relevant - she was buying new clothes for her top half? Yes, mostly

Did her size or shape change at all after Jack died? Her size & shape did not changeHad it changed before he died but she hadn't been able to change her wardrobe before he died? What had changed had changed before he died, but she did not require other clothes then. Were the new clothes she bought more comfortable? Yessish Less comfortable? More stylish/attractive? Less so? This is n.r. Had she been keeping something from Jack while he was alive? No, not at all Did she start a new activity of some kind after he died? No When he was alive, did Jack influence what she wore? No more than most husbands! Did they have a happy marriage? Assume so. Relevant? Yessish; she knew she could depend on him.
Did she get breast enlargement surgery? Breast reduction? No to both.

If she hadn't changed her wardrobe, would the repercussions be to her own social life? What other people thought about her? Legal issues?
Did she switch from a less comfortable bra to a more comfortable one? Or vice versa? Goodness, don't make this so complicated! No legal or social repercussions. Other people probably wouldn't even know about her choices. The comfort of the bra is n.r., but something about it is.

Are any of the following bra features relevant:
underwires? elastic? straps? lace? color? padding? size? demi bra vs. full coverage bra? push-up ability? support? None of them!


Did she have to get a job when her husband died? requiring new jobs to fit her new professional wardrobe?N.r.
Oops, and of course that was supposed to be "requiring new BRAS to fit her new professional wardrobe?"
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Were her new bra(s) store bought or custom made?
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Is her health relevant? How much money she has? Relevant how expensive the new clothes are? What material they are made of? Did her husband leave her an inheritance? Relevant?

Should we find out any more about her husband? His age relevant? Profession? Wealth?
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The bras had to be buttoned up with other person's help? Like the button was on her back and as the flexibility of her arms declined over years, she certainly needed her intimate husband's hand to button it up, right? And since her husband passed away, that couldn't be done anymore as a necessary procedure of her dressing and a way to show their affection for each other.
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Were her new bra(s) store boughtthis or custom made?
Is her health relevant?YES How much money she has? Relevant how expensive the new clothes are? What material they are made of? Did her husband leave her an inheritance? Relevant? No to all, and n.r.

Should we find out any more about her husband? No His age relevant?Assume he was about her age. Profession? Wealth? No to both.
The bras had to be buttoned up with other person's help? Like the button was on her back and as the flexibility of her arms declined over years, she certainly needed her intimate husband's hand to button it up, right? And since her husband passed away, that couldn't be done anymore as a necessary procedure of her dressing and a way to show their affection for each other.Well, except that bras aren't buttoned, they are hooked, you've got it, Roger!

*************SPOILER*************
Anna has arthritis and has difficulty reaching behind herself to fasted a bra hook or button/zip up a blouse or dress. So she has to buy front-hook bras and get rid of any garment that fastens in the back.


When I recently sprained my arm, I discovered not only how difficult it is to reach behind yourself, but also how many things are hard to do one-handed. Fortunately, it was temporary, and I have a cooperative "Jack."
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle!
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And a sad puzzle, too~

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